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In Russia, opened the first plant to produce liquefied natural gas.
Now, Russia will be able to assert themselves in the market of LNG.
started to work in Sakhalin Russia's first LNG plant. Yuzhno-Sakhalin plant would produce 5% of the world's liquefied natural gas. At the grand opening to the south of the island came to the President of Russia Dmitry Medvedev, Prime Minister of Japan Taro Aso, the Duke of York Prince Andrew, Minister of Economy and the Netherlands Maria van der Hoeven - the representatives of those countries that took part in the construction of the plant.
Sakhalin gas is contracted for 25 years by companies of Japan, South Korea and the United States.
It is these countries are major markets of the Sakhalin-2 ". Fuel to be transported by tankers with a capacity of 18 to 145 thousand cubic meters of gas. Annual capacity, processing natural gas, more than 9.5 million tons. The project developed deposits recoverable reserves are estimated at 150 million tons of oil and 500 billion cubic meters of gas. "Gazprom has decided to seriously take up the development of LNG market. Its main goal is diversification of gas flow and sharing of risks with partners. Gazprom owns 50% of the pole one share Sakhalin Energy, operator of the project. The total cost of the Sakhalin-2 "- 20 billion dollars. Production plant and LNG tankers for the carriage was built by Japanese companies.
now gas is 340-385 dollars per thousand cubic meters of liquefied natural gas by 20% more expensive. LNG market is developing fast - it grows at 7% per year, while the market for conventional natural gas - by 2-3%. The main importers of liquefied gas are Japan, Korea, USA, Spain and France, leaders of supply - Qatar, Algeria, Indonesia and Malaysia.